West Ham face stiff competition for Batshuayi

Chelsea-striker-Michy-Batshuayi-614216West Ham, Glasgow Rangers, French side Monaco and Sevilla of Spain are all keen to snap up the 23-year-old Michy Batshuayi this summer with the player insisting he needs regular game next season.

Chelsea refusing to allow wantaway Michy Batshuayi’s transfer until they sign a new striker.

Batshuayi has reportedly said: “Everyone knows that I have to play more, that I have to score goals. There’s a World Cup coming up next year. I want to be ready for the World Cup.

“But I’m not going to ask anything. I’m going to listen to what they are saying. They are the boss, not me. And afterwards I’ll discuss it with my agent and the club. Amicably, as friends. Of course.

“A loan? That’s not up to me. That’s up to them. They take the decisions, not me.”

As we reported yesterday Chelsea’s £80m landing of Romelu Lukaku on wages of £150,000 per week could be the lynchpin to allow Batshuayi to leave the blues.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “West Ham face stiff competition for Batshuayi

  1. Will Costa leaving have an impact on any deal taking place? He wasn’t picked last season when anyone was injured. I thought I read he needs to stay in england for some reason

  2. If he leaves and there is a club playing European football either Europa or CL then he would most likely go to them, Conte wants Morata and Lukaku, the latter he will probably get Morata is anyones guess, either way its hard to see a deal getting done on a loan before the end of the window because clubs hold onto them to the last minute in case they pick up injuries in preseason. I would say pay the money to buy him outright or move on, picking him up at the end of the transfer window isn’t good because he will then take more time to adjust, fingers crossed something happens but personally am not that optimistic.

  3. I would prefer to get Onyekuru which looks very possible now he beat Michy’s and Lukaku’s goals record in Belgium league he had 25 Luk 20 and Michy 23. And he also was in a not so great team finished 4th above relegation battle.
    Also Michy would be a loan. And with Kelechi we will have a Buyback deal so I think are second striker we should outright nuy now loan.
    And Henry O is onlyn£7.85m and we can still go for a Max Kruse or someone else. BC if we get Michy and Kelechi in 2 years they will be gone

    • At 7-8m he looks worth the punt if we sell snodgrass. However, we still havent bought anyone anywhere near payet’s quality.

      I would love to see us sign barkley since theres a bit of a contract saga at everton. I really feel he would add great balance to our side. His presence and athleticism would take the pressure off defensively for noble. We’ve lost penetrative dribbling since payet left and the link up play that lanzini and payet had. I can’t imagine henry o bringing in cresswell overlapping too many times, which was a great mechanism for us. However, I like the sound of bringing a wildcard like him off the bench.

      I think we need some english steel in the dressing room as the season before last we appeared to have better camaraderie with players like tomkins and nolan in the team.

      lanzini barkley antonio

      On a bigger pitch I would love to see ihaneacho able to use his pace. However, the thought of ihaneacho, henry o, lanzini and antonio just looks too lightweight for me.

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